Category: Pets

Encouraging the chewing habit by providing a steady supply of appropriate chew items can promote a dog’s mental and emotional health. (Submitted photo)

Column: A dog’s gotta chew

Many people think chewing as “just a puppy thing” but the fact is, canines in the wild spend quite a bit of time every day chewing on bones, in order to extract every last...

John Mikesell

Column: Coconut’s super powers

Over the past few years, coconut has skyrocketed in popularity for human and, now, pet consumption. “Coconut is one of the few foods that can be classified as a ‘super food,’” Chanda D. Leary-Coutu,...

John Mikesell

Column: How to control a really obsessed dog

What’s OCD? Also called canine compulsive disorder and compulsive behavior disorder, OCDs have been defined by behavior researchers Drs. Andrew Luescher and Caroline Hewson as “behaviors that are usually brought on by conflict, but...

John Mikesell

Column: Canine CPR and other pet answers

As I promised last time, some more things about your dog that you might want to know: • Can dogs get sunburn? The short answer is yes they can. That is why you should...

A hint of antifreeze can cause major problems

A hint of antifreeze can cause major problems

Winter weather is almost here, and Halloween has past, but there is probably some left-over Halloween candy around. What I am getting at is there will be lots of dangerous items around over the...

Fighting parvo is worth the battle

Fighting parvo is worth the battle

Commentary by Lisa Beals Lucky Lab Rescue is known for saving literally hundreds of dogs’ lives every year. They vet them and assess their temperament before placing them in foster homes and eventually their...